Virginia Lakes Backcountry


Eastern Sierra, Ca – 3 days




Experience the solitude and beauty of backcountry splitboarding with a professional backcountry splitboard guide. This 3 day intro to splitboarding course includes splitboard touring techniques, avalanche awareness and rescue basics along with navigation using a map and compass. The Virginia Lakes Basin offers some great touring and shredding all over. Come ride the open bowls and steeps with a descent of nearby peaks such as Dunderberg and Excelsior Peak. Learn the art of backcountry splitboarding and gain the confidence and skills to go out into the backcountry on your own.


LOCATION: Virginia Lakes, Eastern Sierra Nevada between the towns of Lee Vining and Bridgeport, North of the ski resort town of Mammoth.


For more information on the Eastern Sierra view our Eastern Sierra Travel Page


PREREQUISITES: Intermediate to advanced snowboarding skills at a ski resort. Must be comfortable in ungroomed variable conditions. No previous backcountry splitboarding experience required.




  • Breakfast & dinner while in the backcountry
  • Group camping equipment, such as tents and cooking equipment
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
  • Professional guiding and instruction from certified local guides


2021  DATES: February 5-7, February 19-21




Maximum guiding ratio of 4:1 and needs a minimum of 2 to run on these dates with these prices.


*Custom camps can be scheduled throughout the winter, starting in December. Snow conditions permitting. 


*This trip is run and operated through Alpine Skills International 










Use the registration form below to reserve your spot on a trip.  As soon as you are ready to finalize your booking, we will require a deposit or full payment below. We can handle all payments and group registration formalities online. Full payment or remaining balance is due 60 days from desired trip. Fill out our registration form to reserve your spot on the skin track or request additional information as it becomes available  info@splitboardguidesinternational.com | 1.866.95.SPLIT

PRICE: $995.00
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DEPOSIT: $250.00
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